Chief Terry Roach has been a Peace Officer since 1993. He began his career at Gladewater PD where he began as a reserve officer, becoming a full-time officer in 1996. He was the department’s K-9/Narcotics Officer before becoming a Sergeant on the night shift. He came to White Oak in September 2001. He started as a Patrol Sergeant and in 2003 he was promoted to Lieutenant/Investigator. In October of 2009 he was promoted to Assistant Chief and in November of 2014 he was appointed as Police Chief. Chief Roach served in the U.S. Air Force from 1982 to 1985. He is a member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association, the Texas Municipal Police Association, and past president of the East Texas Police Chiefs Association. Chief Roach has his Master Peace Officer Certification and has served as an instructor at the East Texas Police Academy.